Goddess Club

Join Grace For the Goddess Circle….. A monthly dose of inspiration, personal growth and connection for women.

Grace started this unique women’s circle almost 15 years ago to provide ongoing education and support to her “Goddesses”– graduates of her Goddess Retreat Take the Step Intensive.  Since then, her Goddess Community has stretched far and wide and hundreds of women make the monthly “pilgrimage” to Oakville to learn, grow and connect with their girlfriends.  Grace has provided this opportunity to women because of the research that shows that community is critical for women’s emotional and mental health. Open to all women, Grace’s Goddess Club is ideal for women who want a more conscious and passionate life. The energy at these monthly workshops is nothing short of phenomenal.  You’ll not only leave inspired by Grace’s energy and teachings, you’ll have an opportunity to make heartfelt connections with other women on the spiritual path.

GODDESS CLUB INFORMATION

When:  Once per month, See Schedule & Workshop Topics Below
 Time:  7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Sovereign House Museum, 7 West River St. Oakville, ON (near Bronte by Lake Ontario) 
Cost:  $30.00 per workshop for TTS retreat grads; $40.00 for other Goddesses *tax included.
What to bring:  A journal, pen & a bottle of water for yourself.
Who can Come?  ***OPEN TO ANY WOMAN***
How to Register?   You can pre-register with Leah Taylor or Paris Birch by calling 905-688-0868 or by Email.  Registrations also accepted at the door. Visa/MC accepted.
Goddess Social Dinner at 5 PM: If you can,  join us at Thai Senses restaurant www.thaisenses.ca  for a social dinner before the workshop. Meet new women, connect with Grace and enjoy a delicious dinner. No reservation necessary. Just show up!
DIRECTIONS: SOVEREIGN HOUSE MUSEUM:  Address: 7 West River St. Oakville, ON (near Bronte by Lake Ontario)  Take QEW, then Bronte Road Exit South (towards the lake). Right on Lakeshore Rd. Left on West River Street. Sovereign House is the last building on the left on Lake Ontario. It is a white house right on the lake.  There is a parking lot in the woods right beside it.
HOTELS IN THE AREA: If you’re coming in from out of town and wish to stay overnight,  the Holiday Inn at Bronte and Staybridge  Suites are nearby and very nice:  Holiday Inn at Bronte   Staybridge Suites  OR  find your own hotel by clicking here: More hotels click here

2018 Workshop Topics at the Goddess Club:

Jan  23/18 (Tues) Topic: Using Law Of Attraction & Gratitude To Set Intentions For The New Year.  At my January Goddess workshop, I want to teach you how easy it is for you to set “an intention” and then follow through with Law of Attraction principles and the power of Gratitude. This is a hands on workshop to help you chart out your fabulous new year in the areas of health, relationships, career, and adventure by harnessing your internal power of INTENTION! Don’t miss this one!

March 27/18 (Tues.) Topic: Changing Negative Beliefs Using Psych-K. Bruce Lipton told us more than ten years ago that Beliefs are everything–that beliefs can actually change the chemistry of our brains and therefore the output of our lives. But when asked: “how do we change beliefs?”, Bruce points us towards Psych-K.  Developed by Rob Williams, Psych K is a powerful and easy way to rewrite the software of your mind so that you can change the printout of your life.  A Psych-K Balance is a technique designed to create an identification with both hemispheres of the brain.  This whole brain state is ideal for re-programming the mind with new self-enhancing and positive beliefs, reducing unwanted stress and helping you to access your full potential and happiness.  Grace will teach you this very empowering technique.

April 27-29 (Fri-Sun) Ultimate Girls Getaway: Goddesses Celebrating 15 years.  Co-hosting this all female weekend event with one of my amazing BFF’s, Nadja Piatka.  My workshop topic: “The Divine Feminine” – Tapping into the Energies of Love and Abundance.   Many women have a dream living inside their heart but they lack imagination and courage to turn it into reality. The truth is that most yearn for more love, more joy, more peace and more abundance, yet many don’t dare to dream beyond what they believe is possible. Others believe in their potential but they rarely lift off because they don’t have knowledge of all the steps. They haven’t been taught how to ignite imagination and push beyond the limitations to create amazing possibilities. In this session you will learn how to tap into your heart’s desires and truly come to understand why you are the Architect of your Life, and the Captain of your Soul.

May 2018: No Goddess Club this month

June  13/18 (Wed.) Regrets & Other Mistakes: Too often we  women are super hard on ourselves for mistakes that we have made in the past.  We end up wasting precious energy regretting things we said or did, or didn’t say or didn’t do.  How do you emotionally make peace with these negatives and find the silver lining? If your mistakes, failures, and regrets take you down the rabbit hole, then you may have to learn resilience techniques and bounce back by “failing forward”?  Maybe you need to forgive yourself?   Mistakes are part of the human experience–learn to make peace with your less than perfect words or deeds and extract the lesson–the opportunity to become a better person.

July 10/18 (Tues) The Power of Imagination: How It Can Transform Your Life.  The Power of Imagination is said by scientists to be the greatest creative force in the Universe. It can both limit you or enable you to reach heights never before imagined or conceived. It’s simply a matter of learning to consciously utilize it to transcend the self imposed limitations that you yourself are allowing. Expand your imagination and you’ll expand and enhance your entire life.

Aug 28/18 (Tues)  Cancelled: How to Break Free of Negative Habits. The secret lies in the sub-conscious mind–why change is so difficult and why so often habit runs our life. Learn how to harness the power of your sub-conscious mind so that you can break free of negative and crippling habits and live the healthy, happy and abundant life you were meant to live.

Sept. 26 (Wed) Using EFT (Tapping) to treat Life’s Dramas & Traumas  Wouldn’t you love to have a tool in your toolbox so powerful that it could blast away the many anxieties, worries, issues, and traumas in your life? You may have heard about Emotional Freedom Technique but tonight you will have a chance to practice this on your problems and issues. EFT is soon becoming one of the most respected and effective tools for treating trauma in the psychological field. Learn this skill and teach it to your children!

Oct. 16 (Tues) You Can’t Shame Yourself Thin/Hate Yourself Happy: The Magical Power of SELF ACCEPTANCE.  Here’s the thing. You can’t make positive change in your life from a negative emotional place–it does not work.  Self acceptance first, then change. So how do you accept your warts and weaknesses? You will learn  several powerful and effective self esteem exercises that will take you along the road of self acceptance and self compassion.

Nov. 21 (Wed)  How to Not Give a F##k About Everything & Everyone Many women spend too much time worrying about everything and everyone: they either care too much or feel stuck because they cannot control relationships and outcomes. Consequently they feel angry and bitter. Mark Manson’s book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F##K is an international bestseller because it has struck a chord with people around the world.  He says people make themselves sick because they cannot prioritize their values. They give a “f##k about way too much”.  What about you?  What do you care about? Grace will teach you how to prioritize your values so that you don’t waste precious energy worrying about everything.

Dec. 11 (Tues) Ho! Ho! Ho! Savouring the Sweetness & Lessons of 2018:  I know you’re busy getting ready the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, but it is extremely valuable to hit the “pause button” and “savour” the good especially at this time of the year.  The Science of Savouring has proven that this mental exercise helps to build psychological resilience and generate emotional wellness. Besides, the last time Grace covered this topic everyone LOVED it and had the best time!  Invite your Goddess girlfriends tonight!  Reminder: KRIS KRINGLE: BRING A GENTLY USED WRAPPED GIFT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO pass along to someone else. eg. books, accessories, chocolate, etc.

 

2017 Workshop Topics at the Goddess Club:

Jan  11/17 (Wed) Topic: Real Intimacy—what is it and why we need it in our Relationships. Whether it is romantic relationships or ANY relationship, intimacy is the glue–it is equivalent to food and water for the heart and soul and as mammals, we cannot do without.  Yet so many people have casual and meaningless connections with not much emotional content or support. Over time, marriages flatline, friendships fade, and life becomes all about work and getting things done.  What if someone could help you awaken intimacy with yourself so that you could courageously communicate the juicy stuff in your relationships?  WHAT IF YOU BECAME INTIMATE WITH LIFE? Real joy comes from relationships and intimacy is an investment in your happiness. Start 2017 with this workshop and make it a great year for all your relationships!!

Feb 28/17 (Tues) Topic: Meditation Made Easy for the Woman Who Does Too Much! Recent research says that meditation has huge health benefits.  It literally neutralizes negative stressors in your life.  The problem is that “busy” women don’t stop long enough to do it.  For some it’s because they’re too busy, or they can’t settle down long enough without doing something.  But for others, it’s because they have this idea that meditation is just too difficult.  At this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of meditation and 4 easy techniques for plugging into your Higher Self.  Meditation will make you more loving, smarter and kinder. It will take the edge off of the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

Mar 21/17 (Tues) Topic: Trusting Your Gut – Activating Your Women’s Intuition. Life is dynamic and always changing. Is change on the horizon for you?  Are you happy about that or are you stressed because you don’t have clarity about which path to choose?  Sometimes we become overwhelmed with the options. That’s when we need to learn to plug into our Internal Spiritual Grid System and receive inner guidance so we can make the best decisions. The answers are truly within you—you will learn all about Spiritual Decision Making.

Apr 12/17 (Wed) Topic: Purge, Declutter – Let Things Go! Winter is over and spring is in the air.  It’s a perfect time to clean out the cobwebs in all areas of your life—your relationships, your work, your home, your health, and really ask yourself, what do you need to let go of in order to welcome in new energy and amazing possibilities.

May 16/17 (Tues) Topic: Tapping Into Abundance & Flow. What is the secret to success and abundance?  If you have forgotten how the Laws of Manifestation work, tonight’s workshop will teach you how you can remove the barriers of fear and anxiety and welcome higher energies into your body.  You will understand the mindset and the emotions of letting the River of Abundance flow back into your life.

June 14/17 (Wed) Topic: The Nurturing Power of Female Friendships: The Science of Female Bonds: Women are genetically hard-wired for friendship. Not only that, but female bonds change our cellular make-up!  Harvard Medical School showed that the more friends women have, the less likely they are to develop physical impairments as they age, and the more likely they are to lead a contented life. The study also showed that not having friends or confidants is as detrimental to your health as being overweight or smoking cigarettes. David Spiegel who studied the survival rate of women with breast cancer found that women who had a strong, supportive circle of friends outlived their counterparts who lived in social isolation. So what about you? Do you have nurturing female friendships? Come learn the 7 essential ingredients of true female bonds and how to grow and sustain them. Learn the power of female intimacy and how sharing the burdens of life with our soul sisters makes us happier and healthier!

July 11/17 (Tues) Topic: Finding Your Spiritual Purpose:  What does it mean to have a spiritual purpose? More and more people seek meaning and significance.  We have jobs and families but we also crave to leave something behind, to make a difference in this world. Aristotle said that one’s purpose is merely a matter of knowing where one’s talents and the needs of the world intersect.  If you have wondered about your soul’s journey and purpose, or hungered for something more, this workshop will offer you inspiration and soul food.

Sept 20/17 (Wed) Topic: Re-Aligning your Inner Chakras: You have energy centers inside you called chakras and if they are misaligned or blocked, you may not be living your best life.  For example, if you have suffered loss or an ending,  your heart chakra may be blocked or damaged.  If you need to speak up but rarely tell people what you think, your throat chakra may not be functioning. And if you feel disconnected to the earth and to your tribe, your root chakra maybe scattered.  At this workshop, you will experience a powerful meditation that will balance and align all your energy centers so that you can step out with creative energy and power.

Oct 24/17 (Tues) Topic: The Art of Enjoying Life: 7 Essential Steps. Do you make time for family, friends and fun or are you always busy constantly overscheduled and always doing stuff around the house?  Some people work hard, but if a friend or family member calls, they can drop everything and go out and have fun.  Others are addicted to the “to do” list and become enslaved by it.  Their sense of Self is connected to “doing” and not “being”.  It’s time to be spontaneous and put relationships first. The jobs around the house will always be there. Tonight, let’s master the “art of enjoying life”.

Nov 15/17 (Wed) Topic: The Sting of Disillusionment:  Have you been seriously let down by someone or something? Disillusionment is a  deep disappointment that something is not what we believed it would be. Disillusionment is a betrayal. It can trigger deep feelings of sorrow and loss. Whether it’s a friendship that comes to an end,  a new house that disappoints or an expensive vacation gone sour, dealing with the sting of disillusionment and understanding the hurt behind it often leads to greater self awareness and spiritual growth.

Dec 13/17 (Wed)  PLEASE BRING A WRAPPED CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR OUR ANNUAL KRIS KRINGLE EXCHANGE!  No need to buy something new—instead let’s pass on something we no longer need or want.  Ideas: Books, jewellery, accessories, purses, etc.    Topic: Keeping Up with the Jones’: When Will It Ever be Enough?  What energy do you expend each day to “keep up” with others, or with society’s expectations, or with the desires of your children or with your own idea of who you should be? Where do you get the drive to be more, make more in order to impress and conquer?  What if you could challenge your idea of success and not worry about the Jones’?  If you’re constantly exhausted and weary, it could be that your inner compass is off.  As the year comes to a close, come and reset.  Come and figure out what is important to you and why.

2016 Workshop Topics at the Goddess Club:

Dec 13/16 (Tues) Topic: Why men Are the Way They Are- what every woman should know. Years ago I came across this amazing book: Why Men are the Way They Are by Warren Farrell and I have never forgotten the wisdom in it. It’s a dance ladies and you’re part of the dance. Learn the subtle art of relationship at this entertaining and informative last workshop of 2016!  Attention:  KRISS KRINGLE GIFT EXCHANGE:  As in previous years,  please bring a wrapped recycled gift to share—something you own that you would like to pass on to someone else. Focus on accessories: belts, purses, books, jewelery, picture frames,  nic nacs–no clothes please.  Bring your journal as usual and a bottle of water.  PLEASE PRE-REGISTER for this one by calling 905-688-0868 or emailing leah@gracecirocco.com

Nov 16/16 (Wed) Topic: How to Befriend Your Shadow – welcoming your unloved side. A soulful life is never without shadow,” says Thomas Moore in his Care of the Soul.  “In fact, the soul’s power comes from its shadow qualities.” Did you know that what you don’t love and accept about yourself you attract in people and situations? And that every good quality has it’s opposite, the shadow part? The problem is that people don’t want to admit, let alone, embrace and love their shadow side, and so the Universe sends you “difficult” partners, “difficult” co-workers, “difficult” children, “difficult”….., you get the point, as a way for you to gain balance with yourself. There is power in knowing your shadow and in this workshop, you will not only “meet” your shadow, but figure out ways how to can embrace it with love and acceptance so that you have fewer triggers and less negative interactions with people. I will show you a powerful exercise which will reveal to you the qualities you have disowned and hated and which create havoc in your life. 

Oct 25/16 (Tues) Topic: How Shame Blocks Your Self Worth & What to Do About It  Shame is the most toxic of all emotions known to humans and it spreads negative energy throughout your body, mind and spirit.  Shame is tricky to heal because it likes to hide and change into other emotions. So what are we ashamed of? Our mistakes and failures, our dirty thoughts and less-than-enlightened behaviours, the times we lied and the times we cheated. The times we disrespected and trespassed against another and the times we let ourselves down. There is low grade shame and high grade shame, but it’s shame none-the-less and feeling it in your body chips away at self worth, and your dignity. It eats at your happiness.  Learn the trick to healing your shame and notice how amazing and light-hearted you feel!! 

Sept 21/16 (Wed) Topic: Near Death Experiences and Lessons From the Other Side  There have been many books published recently about near death experiences. It turns out, as Eben Alexander describes in his Map of Heaven, that there is much agreement about the journey of the soul and its survival beyond death. After publishing his story of his near death experience, many of his readers wrote to him to describe similar experiences with the afterlife. If you have ever questioned what happens to the soul, where is heaven, or the meaning of life, this evening’s discussion will warm your heart and lift your Spirit.

Aug 17/16 (Wed) Topic: Biology of Belief  Ten years ago, Bruce Lipton’s research on cell biology rocked the world.  He told us that your belief in your ability is 100 times more powerful than the actual ability. That’s because “beliefs” can alter DNA. What does this mean for you? Once you master your beliefs, you will be able to attract abundance, tap into your greatest potential and live the life you want.

July 14/16 (Thurs) Topic: The Science of Savouring  Savouring requires a deliberate, mindful awareness of the present moment and when we slow down to observe and savour positive events or memories, it activates our brain chemistry to create positive feelings and a sense of liberation. This according to social psychologist, Fred Bryant, a leading researcher in the field of Positive Psychology and the Science of Happiness. You will learn strategies and hands-on exercises for enhancing the skill of savouring so that you can better manage all of your emotions.

June 16/16 (Thur) Topic: Repelling Negative Energy & Building Emotional Resilience  The focus this evening is on various NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Energy Psychology techniques for repelling negative energy from people, places and things. If you feel drained at the end of the day, or if there are toxic people in your life right now stealing your joy, you will want to learn these techniques.

May 24/16 (Tues) Topic: The Art of Surrender: Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You   Buddha said it best when he said that we only lose what we cling to the most. What are you holding onto tightly, that if you could only let go, would free your mind, heart and body of essential energy? What closure and healing do you need?  There are people who have learned how to let go of control, of being right, of fear and it becomes an art and way of life. Tonight, learn what this art of surrender entails so that you too, can find closure and inner peace.

April 26/16 (Tues) Topic: Finding Rituals for Creating JOY & Sustaining Your Soul  This is our 13th Anniversary and tonight we’re going to celebrate by talking about rituals that make us feel happy, joyful and content. According to women’s health expert, Dr. Christiane Northrup, women who have rituals that tickle your happy spot are more likely to live healthy and happy lives.  Do you take time out to do what you love? What makes your heart sing? What simple pleasures sustain you from the inside out? Tonight is an evening of sharing our best practices and celebrating what we already do best.  

March 22/16 (Tues) Topic: Spiritual Goosebumps & Cleansing Your Chakras  Everyone has at one time or another experienced goosebumps or body shivers or times when intense energy runs up and down the spine and makes every hair follicle stand up. We are spiritual beings, crystals of energy really, and the truth is when we experience these physical reactions, usually during poignant moments, it is evidence that we are connecting to Higher Intelligence or a Spiritual Grid. Grace will teach you how to harness these moments through a beautiful meditation that will cleanse your inner energy centers (chakras) so that you can access greater spiritual wisdom.

Feb 26/16 (Fri) Topic: Self Doubt: The Thief of Women’s Happiness  As much as they hate to admit it, and regardless of their success or accomplishments, many women, at some point in their lives experience debilitating self-doubt.  This dark wave comes from a deep seated feeling of unworthiness and it is the greatest thief of woman’s happiness and inner peace.  Self-doubt is also why so many women experience insecurity and jealousy– qualities that destroy relationships. Self doubt also feeds the “imposter phenomenon” which many women experience. Tonight, learn how to stop the “comparison game” and quietly shore up inner confidence by listening to your inner Goddess. Learn how to trust yourself and your decisions so you can banish the doubt demons forever!

Jan 26/16 (Tues) Topic: Spiritual Laws for Creating Possibility and Prosperity  So it’s a new year and you have a fresh canvass in front of you. What will you create? Stretch your imagination by applying spiritual laws that will ignite positive change and allow you to welcome possibility and prosperity.   Take charge of your life. Stop feeling small and victimized. You were born to create!

 2015 Workshop Topics at the Goddess Club: 

Jan 23/15 (Fri) Topic: Top Regrets of the Dying  The beginning of a new year is a great time to re-align and re-prioritize your life.  And what better way to do this than learn from those people whose time is up. That is why at this Goddess Club, you will hear the top regrets of the dying reported by palliative care workers.  This will be a powerful and  inspirational evening where you will get the chance to think about your life and what priorities you want to focus on in 2015.  We will focus on the 5 top areas of your life: Relationships, Health, Career, Adventure, & Spirituality. It’s time to break free of the self imposed limiting thoughts and beliefs about what you can and cannot do. Your SOUL only knows INFINITY! Help it to fly in 2015!   

Feb/15   No Goddess Club this month

March 11/15 (Wed) The Amazing Benefits of Mindful Meditation: What exactly is ” mindful meditation? In recent years “mindfulness” and “meditation” have gained global popularity as well as credibility with westerners including the medical profession. In 2012, 477 academic papers were published that showed that mindfulness-based approaches to health and wellness work! Mindfulness can help you with stress reduction, depression, anxiety and overall emotional and psychological wellbeing. In its simplest form, mindfulness teaches us how to unplug from the world and have a love affair with the present moment-a skill not easily practised by busy women! At this workshop, you will learn  how to avoid the most common challenges and blocks people experience with meditation and how to get the most out of your meditative experience. You will leave feeling deeply relaxed,  rejuvenated and alive!

April 22/15 (Wed) 12th Anniversary of the Goddess Club ♥ ♥ ♥ JOIN Grace for dinner before the workshop and help her celebrate!   Topic: Surviving the Dark Night of the Soul:  I am convinced that most people suffering from so-called mental illness might be experiencing a spiritual crisis. Depression is often an ache of the soul, not an illness of the psyche. People find themselves in the valley of the heart often because of a loss or a break-up, or a spiritual cross-roads. We need a new dialogue and a different way to talk about what brings us down rather than reach for the fast pick-me-up. We must teach ourselves positive ways to grieve and to feel and to let the emotions flow through us. Grace will help you make sense of your difficult passages and offer an emotional process to help you navigate the Dark Night of the Soul.

May 13/15 (Wed) Topic: Good Mothers: What  Do You Love About Your Mother? What does it mean to be a good mother and what is a “bad” mother?  What are the qualities of a “good mother”?  How do you  raise self reliant and emotionally resilient children?  What are your challenges balancing your needs with that of your family’s?  What kind of mothering did you receive and did it contribute to the mother and person you are today? And how does one heal the guilt that most mothers carry around today for past mistakes.  These are just some of the questions we’ll discuss at this month’s Goddess Club.

June 10 /15 (Wed) Topic: Living to 100! Longevity Secrets of Centenarians!  You don’t have to be afraid of aging if you embrace these Secrets that Grace will share with you at this workshop! You will not only be amazed by the physical habits of these Wonder

Grace Cirocco
179 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J5 Canada
Telephone: (905) 688-0868
Fax: (905) 688-2788
grace@gracecirocco.com